A labor doula is a professional birth worker trained to assist mothers and families during pregnancy, childbirth, and the early postpartum period. A doula provides continuous emotional and physical support throughout labor and birth, as well as education, resources, and advocacy throughout their pregnancy and birthing experience.
Your doula will work closely with you and provide personalized support throughout pregnancy to help you prepare for labor and achieve a healthy, satisfying birthing experience.
Relaxation, breathing techniques, comfort measures, and pain management to help ease the discomfort of labor.
Help you and your partner find clarity, ease, and a sense of excitement, through the range of emotions that come with pregnancy, birth, and new motherhood.
We'll cover stages of labor, the birthing process, what to expect and newborn care so that you feel confident and empowered and prepared.
The Postpartum period is a unique and vulnerable time of transition and reconnection that needs adequate care and support. A postpartum doula provides informational and emotional support in addition to specific recommendations for your family to make the most out of your transition from pregnancy to parenthood.
Your doula can assist with newborn care like diapering, feeding, and sleeping, new parenting support and assistance with emotional and physical postpartum recovery.
Your doula will sit with you, normalize what's happening, offering guidance, and holding space for all the physical changes and emotions that may come up during the postpartum period.
Baby massage, swaddling, diapering, sleeping and feeding techniques to help you and baby ease transition into the new world.
A postpartum doula is here to support your entire family, including your partner and other children. In addition to emotional support, you doula can assist with nursery prep, light housework, meal support, and can even run light errands.
Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga
Postnatal Yoga is designed to support postpartum recovery and the transition into parenthood. Umifull postnatal yoga session strengthen, stretch, and promote relaxation while addressing the physical and emotional challenges of the 4th trimester that mothers often face.
Yoga & Movement
Prenatal Yoga is an amazing way to embrace the physical changes of pregnancy, while also preparing you mentally and physically for labor and childbirth. Umifull private prenatal yoga sessions focus on increasing strength, stamina, and awareness in the body while increasing breath awareness and relaxation in the mind.
Physical movement to challenge and ground you, increase endorphins in the body, while preparing for labor or recovering from childbirth.
We incorporate various breathing, sound and vocal techniques to prepare you for labor and birth and to encourage a sense of wholeness and deep relaxation.
Increase awareness through simple meditation and mindfulness practices that make the most sense to you and your lifestyle.
Lactation & Infant Feeding Support
Feeding time is one of the most natural, innate form of bonding for you and your baby. Breastfeeding offers both mom and baby health benefits but can be more of a challenge than some may expect. Our Lactation Consultants are healthcare professionals who specialize in infant feeding and lactation education.
Umifull Lactation Consultants and Educators have an evidence based approach to help parents make the best decisions for their baby and themselves. Our one on one sessions provide personalized support and create plans for new mothers, babies, and families to help meet and exceed their feeding goals.
Our trained professionals incorporate , and offer the latest research and data to families so they can create a plan that best suits their needs.
Compassionate, judgement free consultants here to help you establish a rhythm best for your family no matter the route.
The placenta is a temporary endocrine organ formed during pregnancy to produce hormones and nutrients important for a healthy mother, baby, labor & and breastfeeding journey. After birth, the mother may lose large amounts of these hormones and nutrients which can affect the mother physically and emotionally.
Placenta capsules may help support the body afterbirth to heal and replenish emotionally and physically throughout the postpartum period.
Consuming your placenta may result in higher energy levels, increased milk production, higher iron levels, reduced postnatal bleeding, less experiences of baby blues and postpartum depression, and an overall better postnatal recovery experience.
Your placenta contains different hormones and nutrients like oxytocin, estrogen & progesterone, Vitamins E, B6, and B12, iron, prolactin, and stem cells, all unique to you and your baby.
TCM, or Traditional Chinese Method capsules are made by gently rinsing, infusing, steaming, and dehydrating your placenta before being ground and placed into vegan capsules for your consumption.
Traditional Chinese Method Capsules
In Chinese medicine the process of labour and birth is believed to leave open, empty space within the body that is considered to be very yin, or cold. The Chinese believe that after birth, the mother needs to be kept warm and should only eat warm foods and drink warm drinks. A way to promote healing during the postpartum period is to add yang, which is warmth. This effect is produced in placenta encapsulation by the use of steam and warming herbs, creating warming and nourishing capsules.
Mothers who have taken TCM capsules have reported a more balanced, healing and warming feeling and noticed a gradual increase in energy. They can be stored for up to six months.